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h.r,' •j •& hi* &. P-. V* .*x- \U i"'•» w.: 1. I**' .• .3 ,'W.' i" v -f- s% -f v }y V'.yif' i s I*1* I *mm Aitm CRANSTON SEES RED. •ynopati—Warned by bis physi cian that be has not more than six months to live, Dan Falling sits despondently on a park bench, won derlitg where he should spend those alx months. Memories of his grand father and a deep iove fur all thlnfS of the wild help him in reaching a derision. In a large southern Oregon city he meets people who had known and loved hli .grandfather, a famous fron tiersman. He makes his home with Mian Lennox, a typical westerner. The only other members of thfe household are Lennox's son, "BUI." and daughter, "Snowbird." Their abode Is in the Umpqua divide, and there Falling plans to live out the short span of life which he has been told is hK From the first Falling's health shows a marked Improvement, and In the compan ionship of Lennox and his son and daughter he fits into the woods life as If he had been born to it. By quick thinking and a remarkable display of "nerve" he saves Len nox's life and his own when they are attacked by a mad coyote. Lennox declares he Is a reincarna tion of his grandfather, Dan Fail ing I, whose fame as a woodsman Is a household word. Dan learns that an organized band of outlaws, of which Bert Cranston Is the leader. Is setting forest fires. Lan dry filldreth, a former member of the rang, has been Induced to turn state's evidence. CHAPTER I—Continued* i 5 M1 Ul sv #V got a cabin over towrtT# the marshes, nnd It has come to me that he's going to start tomorrow, or in ay he has already started today, down into the valley to give his evidence. Of coarse, that Is deeply confidential be tween you nnd me. If the gang knew about It, he'd never get through the thickets alive." Bat Pan was ,hardly listening. Bis attention was caught by the huslied, Intermittent sounds that are always "to bo heard. If one listens keenly enough, in the wilderness at night. "1 wish the pork would sound again," he said. suppose it was hunting." "Of course. And there Is no living thing In these woods that can* stand •gainst a wolf pack ID Its full nth.** "Except man, of course." MA ?. ?«, strong man, with an^ accurate rffie. Of course, and except possibly la the starving times in winter he'd never have to fight them. All the beasts Of prey are out tonight. You aee, Dan, when the moon shines, the deer feed at night Inste-'i of In the twilights and the dawn. And of course the wolves, and the cougars hunt the deer. It Wiay be that they ire running cattle, or even sheep." Bnt Dan's Imagination was aflre. Ha wasn't content yet. "They couldn't be—hunting man?" he asked. "No. If It was midwinter and the pad wad atarvlng, we'd have to lis ten better. It always looked to me as If the wild creatures had a law against trilling men, just as humans have. They've learned It doesn't pay something the wolves and bears of Europe and Asia haven't found out. The .natvralists say that the reason Is rather aJmple—that the European peasant, lis soul scared out of him by the gov+tnment he lived under, has always .Hjpd frotn wild beasts. They ware tillers of the soil, and they car ded hoes Instead of guns. They never pot the f^ar of Ood into the animals ad a Result there are quite a num ber ot trite stories about tigers and woivaa that aren't pleasant to listen to. Bat oar own frontiersmen were ndt roesfo stand any nonsense from wolvea cougars. They had guns, and tbe£ knew how to use them. And they wit* preceded by as brave and ftrwarfilt* a race as ever lived on the darth- Atwed with bows and arrows. Ant anf»al that hunted men was im mediate^ killed, and the rait found «K It #ftn't oay. human beings have found out thd^fame thing—that it doesn't pay 'to list their fellow men. The law» ofUfe as well aa the lawa of na tions at* against it." But words sounded weak and dim wmlfr the weight of the throbbing darlcne^ai and Dan couldnt get away from th£ Jdea that the codes of life by which aytift men lived were forgotten '.ttrfctrtjr-'lil the shadows of the pines. 'iifOi ffifte spoke, man was hunting Mill on the distant ridge where Whie jNdfoat the cougar bad howled. e e e e e bead of the arson ted on the Urapqua dl fHK not oaly beyond the pale In the laws of the vatteys. but imeS valnabie lessons In regard to keeping hllla.'Themoon looked ,'walttag oo a certain Che settle- Lftndy HLL It had for *f the •f wind. The belief, Hke The Voice of the Pack By EDISON MARSHALL st range pillars of ebony. Bert Cran ston knelt in a brush covert, his rifle loaded and ready in his lean, dark hands. No wolf that tan the ridges, no cougar that waited on the deer trails knew a wilder passion, a more terrible blood-lust than lie. It showed in his eyes, narrow and never resting from their watch of the trail: it was in his posture and it revealed Itself unmis takably in the curl of his lips. Some thing like hot steam was in his brain, blurring his sight and heating his blood. The pine needles hung wholly mo tionless above his head hut yet the dead leaves on which he knelt crinkled and rustled under him. Only the keen est ear could have heard tlie sound and possibly in his madness. Cranston himself was not aware of It. And one would have wondered a long time as to what caused it. It was simply that he was shivering all ovjjr with hate and fury. A twig cracked, far en the ridge A above him. He leaned forward, peer ing. nnd the moonlight showed his face In unsparing detail. It revealed the deep lines, the terrible, drawn lips, the ugly hair long over the dark1 ears. His strong hands tightened upon the breech of the rifle. His wiry figure grew tense. Of course It wouldn't do to let his prey come too close. I.andy Hildreth wns a good shot too. young as Cran ston. and of equal strength and no sporting chance could he taken in this hunting. Cranston had no intention of giving his enemv even the sUghtest chnnce to defend himself. If Hildreth got down Into the valley, his testi mony would njake short work- of the arson ring. He had the goods he had been# a member of the disreputable crowd himself. The man's steps were quite distinct by now. Cranston beard him fishtlng his way through the brush thickets, and once a flock of grouse, frightened He Knew Hd Had Not Miaaed. from their perches by the approaching figure, flew down the trail in front. Cranston pressed back the hammer of his rifle. The click sounded loud In the silence. He had grown tense and still, and the leaves no longer rustled. His eyes were Intent on a little clearing, possibly one hundred yards up the trail. The trail itself went straight through it.. And in an in stant more, Hildreth pushed through the buckbrush and stood revealed in the moonlight. If there is one quality that means success in the mountains it Is con stant. unceasing self-control. Cran ston thought that he had it. But per haps he had waited too long for Hil dreth to come and the strain had told on him. He had swcm to take oo false steps that every motion he made should be cool and sure. He didn't want to attract Hlldreth's at tention by any sudden movement. All must be cautious and stealthy. But In spite of all these good resolutions, Cranston's gun simply leaped to his shoulder In one convulsive motion at the first glimpse of his enemy as he •merged into the moonlight. The end of the barrel struck a branch of the shrubbery as it went up. It was only a soft sound but In the utter silence It traveled far. The gun barrel caught the moonlight aa It leaped, and Hildreth aaw its glint in the darkneas. He was looking for trouble. He had drwided 'this loot walk to the settle ments more than any experience iff hla life. He didn't know why the tet ter he had written, asking for an armed escort down to the courts, had not brought results. But It was Hil ptfSSthfe that Cranston would have answered thts questh* for him. This same latter bad fallen Into a cer tain soiled, daatfly pair of bands which 3*s the tegt place wf4 'A •". r. 4 THE mjjTn that Hildreth would have chosen, and it had been all the evidence that was needed. «t the meeting of the ring the night before, to adjudge Hildreth a merciless and immediate end. Hil dreth would have preferred to wait in the hills and possibly to write another letter, but a chill that kept growing at his finger tips forbade it. And all these things combined to stretch hi* nerves almost to the breaking point as he stole along the moonlit trail un der the pines. A moment before the rush nnd whir of the grouse flock had dried the roof of his mouth with terror. The tall trees appalled him, the shadows fell upon his spirit. And when he heard this final sound, when he saw the glint that might so easily have been a gun-barrel, his nerves and muscles re acted at once. Not even a fraction of a second intervened. His gnn flashed up and a little, angry cylinder of flame darted, as a snake's head darts, from the muzzle. Hildreth didn't take aim. There •wasn't time. The report roared in the darkness the bullet sang harmlessly and thudded into the earth and both of them were the last things In the world that Cranston had expect ed. And they were not a moment too soon. Even at that instant, hla fintrer was closing down upon the trigger, Hildreth standing clear and revealed through the sights. The nervous re sponse that few men in the world would be self-disciplined enough to prevent occurred at the same instant that he pressed the trigger. His own fire answered, so near to the other that both of them sounded as one re port. Most hunters can usually tell, evpn If they cannot see their game fall, whether they have hit or missed. This was one of the few times in his life that Cranston could not have told. He knew that as his finger pressed he had held as accurate a "bead" as at any time in his life. He did not know still another circumstance—that in the moonlight he had overestimated the distance to the clearing, and instead of one hundred yards it was scarcely fifty. He had held rather high. And he looked up, unknowing whether lie had succeeded or whether he was face to face with the prospect of a duel to the death In the darkness. And all he saw was Hildreth, rock ing hack and *rth in the moonlight— a strange picture that he was never entirely to forget. It was' a motion that no man could pretend. And he knew he had not missed. He waited till he saw the form of his enemy rock down, face half-buried in the pine needles. It never even oc curred to him to approach to see if he had made a clean kill. He had held on the breast and he had a world of confidence In his great, shocking, big game rifle. Besides, the rifle fire might attract some hunter in the hills: and there would he time in the morning to return to the body and make cer tain little Investigations that he had in mind. And running hack down the trail, he missed the sight of Hildreth dragging his wounded body, like an Injured hare. Into the shelter of the thickets. e e e Whlsperfoot, that great cowara, came out of his brush-covert when the moon rose. It was not his usual rising time. Ordinarily he found his best hunting In the eerie light of the twi light hour but for certain reasons, his knowledge of which would be ex tremely difficult to explain, he let this time go by In slumber. Whisperfoot had slept almost since dawn. It is a significant quality in the felines that they simply cannot keep In condition without hours and hours of sleep. In this matter of sleeping, they are In a direct contrast to the wolves, who seemingly n*?ver sleep at all. unless it is with one eye open, nnd in still greater contrast to the king of all beasts, the elephant, who is said to slumber less per night thari that great electrical wizard whom all men know and praise. The great cat came out yawning, as graceful a thing as treads upon the earth. He was almost nine feet long from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail, and he weighed as much as many a full-grown man. He stood and yawned insolently, for all the forest world to see. He rather hoped that the chipmunk, staring with beady eyes from his doorway, did see him. He would just as soon thi\t Woof's little son. the bear cub, should see him too. But he wasn't so particular about Woof himself, or the wolf pack whose song had Just wakened him. And above all things, he wanted to keep out of the |ight of men. Whuperfoat stalks now game. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Forewarned, Forearmed. Har Idea of a prudem man Is one who never sees a vampire without thinking of a buzz saw.—Dallas News The wings of riches enable som B|«» fly from t.helr ftoor relative* v. -. ADVANCE i» i Copyright. 1920, by Little, Grown ft Co. The South Dakota Legislature Harmers and bankers control the seriate of the South Dakota legisla ture, and farmers and lawyers, or farmers and stockmen, or almost any other class, control the house, accord ing to statistcis gathered for the leg islative red books. There are fifteen farmers ki the senate and eleven bank ers, twenty-six together, or a majority of the forty-five members. The senate list also shows seven lawyers, four real estate men, three merchants, two physicians and one newspaper man, one minister and one stockman. The house is wholly without benefit ot clergy, but has three newspaper met, as partial compensation. There are forty-nine farmers and one retired farmer, twelve lawyers, eight bankers, six real estate men. five stockmen, four merchants and one representativb each for insurance men, salesmen, con tractors, abstractors, implement deal ers, music dealers, merchant tailors, grain dealers, building managers, fire chiefs, retail lumbermen, asu&ers and educators. e "A live stock board made up of fcur stockmen and one veterinarian, with district veterinarians under him," i& the purpose of a bill pushed by M. J. Flanagan, of Selby, president of the State Federation of Live Stock Breed era' asttociatoin, accord/ag to Mr. Fiau agan's statement. He purposes stricter quarantine laws to keep out diseased cattle, and would provide stronger pen alties for the sale of serum or vaccine impotent or harmful. Some stockmen are boosting his cause, and others are devoting their time in opposition. The live stock sanitary board points to the commendatic/a of its work in the mes sage of Gov. McMaster, to the work it has done and the satisfaction it is giv ing, and quotes the attorney general to the effect that the present quarantine laws are the strongest possible under the constitution. e •ntl-saloon forces have prepared a bill to present to the legislature, ad justing the question of sacramental wine sale to churches. The present law allows retail druggists to obtain permits for the vsaie of sacramental wine, but only two retail druggists in the state took out such permits. The bill proposed to cure the consequent difficulty in getting such wine would authorize any wholesale druggist iu the state to ship sacramental wine di rect to ministers, or designaed church officials, on order from the state sher iff. The limit probably will be fixed at twelve gallons, the amount agreet to be representative of all churches at the special session last year. The prof it on such sales will be limited to per cent. e e The right of franchise promises to get as much attention at the present session of the South Dakota legisla ture any any one other subject, except the site for a hydro-electric power plant and the appropriations. It will be tackled from a variety of angles, according to rumors of bills which are current. One measure is expected to amend the law so that where a voter moves out of one precinct within 30 idays of an electoin he ne6d not be dis franchised, but may notify the regis tration board and come back to his old home precinct to vote until he has es tablished a legal residence in his new place.. Extension of the jury and prop erty rights of women along with the franchise will be asked. Additional senate committee chair manships announced by President Gunderson included: Apportionment, Erskine, of Mead banks and banking, Will, of Jerauld charitable and penal instftu£lons, Morton, of Potter courts, Gunvordahl, of Gregory auditing, Cov ey, of Tripp elections, Swenson, of Turner Judiciary, Danforth, of Minne haha public health. Kennedy, of Hughes printing, Scaber. of Lincoln rural credits, Engstrom, .of Roberta public lands. Wagner, of Bonhomme state affairs, Lincoln, of Brown tele graph and express, Schultz, of Lake temperance, Johnson, of Clark grain grading, Berg, of Minnehaha. e e The house resolution memorializing congress to pass the Sm th-Towne' education bill was considered iij. the senate and aftei discussion referred to the committee on education for atudy and favestigdtloa. A requirement of more popular de mand to have measures initiated and referred is suggested by Representa tive Slocuirt, of Campbell, who will in troduce a resolution for a constitu tional amendment requiring the names of 25 per cent of the voting population on Initiative and referendum peti tions before they can be submitted in stead of 5 per cent as at present. e e The firat resolution for the solution of the marketing problem to come up before the legislature was prepared for introduction in the house by Swan son, of Brown county. He would memorialize congress to fix a cost price ot grain production on a basis of the estimated crop production each year, authorize farmers to store their grain In elevatora and borrow .on cer tificates of storage up to 90 per cent of that cqst price. He would have board of trade dealings regulated to eliminste libit u'^rtllS^. W0Uid The inaugural reception for GOT. and Mrs. W. ft. McMaster and the of* fleers who took office was held in the capitol building. It comprised the en tire official social function for the opening of the session. There was no inaugural ball for the first time in the history of the state. The American Legion gave a dancing party at the auditorium, which in an unofficial way, took the place of this usually brilliant social gathering. Another precedent was broken in the fact that the receiving line was in the rotunda of the capitol instead of the governor's reception rooai. Moving picture censorship will again come before the legislature as a ro suit of the introduction, by Represent ative Lumard, of Brule, of a bill pro viding for a board of three member*, the chairman receiving $2,000 and ths other two members $1,800 each, to re view all films brought into the state for exhibition. They would have head quarters at the capttol. A fee of $2 a reel would be charged manufactur ers or exchanges, or less, if this pro vided more than sufficient to pay the expenses of the board. Fees on films for educational and charitable institu tions may be remitted under the bill. According to plans formulated at a meeting held at Huron, a bill will be presented to the legislature, asking that $10,000 be appropriated in 1920 and $15,000 in 1921, for the purpose of eradicating wolves, coyoes, mountain lions, bobcats, prairie dogs, ground squirrels, pocket, gophers, jack rab bits, and other predatory animals and rodents which are destructive of live J:tock and detrimental to crop and for age production. According to the ten tative plans, the money will be used to carry on a systematic campaign to poison the animals and rid the country of them. V The soldier bonus bill for South Da kota has been prepared for introduc tion. It provides for a $6,000,000 bond issue to raise funds to. be distributed by a soldiers' compensation commis sion with the governor as chairman at the rate of $15 a month for each month served and 50 cents for each additional day to each ualified person who served at least thirty days, who was a resident of the state at least ninety days prior to entering- the service, and who was honorably dis charged, or is still in service and who was not a conscientious objector. Notes given physicians for medici nal services which now must be marked as such and are non-ne^otiablo would be put on a par with other notes under a bill introduced by Rep resentative Perkins, of Perkins coun ty. The present law, he says, is a relic of a condition which quack itinerant physicians traveled through the country and took notes for future health benefits similar to those taken up by some stock salesmen in more recent years, selling the notes and failing to produce the health. e Sheep killing dogs do away with 5.000 to 6,000 sheep and lambs in South Dakota every year, in the opinion of J. C. Holmes, of the exten sion department of the South Dakota State College, who has an 11-page Wis consin dog law in his pocket ready for introduction if the time seems ripe. With a $2.50 license on males and a $5 license fee on females, there is a detailed procedure for carrying out the work of protecting animals from dogs, and doing away with strays which have no excuse for living. The first law of the session was en acted when the hpuse passed senate bill No. 2, an emergency measure re moving 5 per cent maximum on Inter est offered on state revenue warrants, when necessary for their sale. The bill was explained before the house by State Treasurer O'Brien as neces sary to provide funds to run on, and safeguard the credit of the state as there is now no sale for the 5 per cent state paper. e e A resolution was introduced by Er skine, of Meade, asking congress to make Armistice day, November 11, the legal Thanksgiving day. Rules for the session were submitted and adopted, unchanged from last year, except in hat the committee on cities under commission form of government is combined with that on municipal cor porations and the new -committees of labor and uniform laws named. e e e Speaker Berdahl announced two committees as his first official act. On the committee 09 rules he named Huell. of Pennington, chairman Nord ness. of Day Swanaon, of Brown Wickre. of Day Buffington, of Greg ory. and Lumbar, of Brule. On cor rection of the journal he appointed Fred Coin, of Tripp, chairman War ren, of Lawrence, and Carl, of Yank ton. e e The house set the fortieth day of the session a3 the time limit for the in troduction of the individual Mils and the forty-fifth day for committee bills, e e e People of the vicinity of Belle Fourcne are elated over the announce ment that the house agreed to a pro vision in the sundry civil appropria tion bill appropriating $485,000 for ths Belle Fourche reclamation project This amount is for use during the fis cal year beginning July 1, 1921. While the fgiure is approximately $100,000 less than was asked for, it is an In crease of $365,000 over the appropria tion for the present year and will al low work to be started on the propoaed Chicken creek an# WtUow creek ex tenalona. To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Grovo's Laxative Bromo Quinine tablets De sure its Bromo The genuine bears this signature 30c. More Widows Than Widowers. According to the United States cen sus of 11)20, there are in this country at this time 3.170.000 widows nnd only 1.471,300 widowers. This indicates that the chances are, on the average, two to one that a man will pass away before his wife. The main reason for t*iis condition of affairs is that the wife is generally several years young er than the husband, and then, too, at the ages above fifty the mortality rate for men is much higher than for women.—Bankers' Life Bulletin. Sure Relief fctYVKH*' 6 Bell-ans Hot water Sure Relief BE LL-ANS Bb#for indigestion The Day After. Everett, aged six, had been left with a neighbor while mamma aw! papa at tended an amateur theatrical. When they were alone togetner, the neighbor remarked: "Your mother cer tainly looked nice. She was certainly dressed up." "Yes'm," Everett responded, "she had on everything new she got for Christmas 'cepting her percolator!"— Cartoons Magazine. He that is conscious of crimfc, how ever bold by nature, becomes a cow ard.—Menander. Cannls of a total of more than 3, 000 miles are in use in England. MINNESOTA EXPERIENCE Minneapolis, Minn.—"At one time mother had me take Dr. Pierce's Golden Med ical Discov ery. I remem ber so well what it did for me in the a i n i n o strength and e s a n cheerfulness of spirit. I found myself getting stronger and I now enjoy good health. To mothers with delicate daughters I would rec ommend the use of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery as a sure means of bringing increased vital ity."—MRS. CHARLES SHAFFER. 2313 Eleventh Ave. S. All druggists .sell Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery In both liquid and tablet form. BULGARIANS live close to Nature Bulgarian Blood Tea la Nature's purest herbs. Take It hot to kill colds, flush the kidneys, sweeten the stomach and purify the blood. Sold by firpjwlsts and Rrocers everywhere. HEADQUARTERS for Northwest Travelers West Hotel MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA Sensible Price*—Service our Watchword Wailed Agents for Thor Washing Machines and Vacuum Cleaners WltOTMnUi llahed bust dm*. W# yon to nak» 1 VALLET Cleaners and Dyers RUQ AND CARPET CLEANERS Largest in the State Wo pay postage one way. Sioux Falls, S. Dak* Mwt be la Mtok- Nwtkwarttra glactrie BswitaMt Co.. Si. Paal MM. V. ftlOUX FALL#, NO. ft-1921.